Cheers!

Author news, New from our clients

We are pleased to announce that we are now representing French Illustrator Marc Dekeister for his upcoming project, GREAT WINE CHATEAUX OF FRANCE!

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Over the past thirty years, Marc has produced illustrations for the major names in French winemaking, including Petrus, Yquem, Margaux, etc., which this beautiful coffee table book will showcase among the 40 chateaux from Bordeaux, Burgundy and Cahors that will make up the book.

Chevalier d'Arts & lettres and Go Home and Read a Book

Marc is also a Chevalier of Arts & Lettres, and we are very  honored indeed to see the agency’s badge next to his medal!

 

Shaun Tan Has Done It Again!

Awards, Children's Fiction, New from our clients

CICADATok Tok Tok!

Australian superstar Shaun Tan, has a new book, CICADA, coming out this summer, and it’s another great one!

Books+Publishing has given it a 5-star review that you can read here.

Shaun’s previous books have been published in many translations around the world, his animated film, The Lost Thing, won an Oscar, and in 2011 Shaun received children’s literature’s most prestigious prize, the Astrid Lindgren Award.

THE HAZEL WOOD Takes Off Big!

And the rights go to, Coming soon, New from our clients, YA fiction

Melissa Albert’s debut novel, THE HAZEL WOOD, is creating big waves!

During the Frankfurt Book Fair last week, it was a hot topic among international YA publishers. On Monday, the German rights were pre-empted by Oetinger, and on Tuesday night, before the fair had officially opened, we closed a deal for Portuguese Brazilian rights, with Ana Bergins at Rocco making a pre-empt.

Now, auctions are under way in the UK, France, Italy and Spain, so watch this space for more announcements!

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Melissa Albert (Photo credit: Publishers Weekly)

A VERY BIG NEW TITLE!!!

Coming soon, New from our clients, YA fiction

Here’s a last-minute announcement before Lora leaves for Frankfurt:

In the final hours before the fair begins, Faye Bender of the Book Group has accepted a huge pre-emptive offer for North American rights to a brilliant new book from Sarah Barley at Flatiron Books!

In  THE HAZEL WOOD, Melissa Albert has crossed contemporary fantasy with the worst nightmares from all those fairy tales that made you look under the bed before you turned out the lights.

Here’s a little bit about it to whet your appetite:

 Bad luck wears many faces, and 17-year-old Alice has seen them all, from abduction, fire, and flood to strange visitors in the night. She and her mother have spent most of her life on the road, always a step ahead of the vicious bad luck biting at their heels.

But when Alice’s grandmother, the reclusive author of a book of pitch-dark fairy tales, dies alone on her estate the Hazel Wood, Alice learns how bad her luck can really get: The man who kidnapped her more than a decade ago tracks her to a coffee shop. An intruder leaves her a terrifying gift. And her mother is stolen away—by a figure who claims to have come from the Hinterland, the cruel supernatural world where her grandmother’s stories are set. Alice’s only lead on finding her mother is the message she left behind: “Stay away from the Hazel Wood.”

A web of fairy-tale menace tightens around Alice as she allies with Finch, a classmate and Hinterland superfan  with his own reasons for wanting to help her. To rescue her mother and uncover the twisted secrets behind her bad-luck life, she must journey first to the Hazel Wood, then into the heart of the world where her grandmother’s stories began—and where her bad luck could finally be ended.

THE HAZEL WOOD will appeal to readers who love Jasper Fforde’s THURSDAY NEXT Novels, Lev Grossman’s MAGICIANS series, and who can’t wait to get their hands on Stephanie Garber’s CARAVAL. It’s a dream come true for anyone who has ever mainlined fairy tales.

Melissa Albert is the founding editor of the Barnes & Noble Teen Blog and the managing editor of BN.com. She has written for Time Out Chicago, SparkLife, MTV, McSweeney’s and more.

Since we represent Faye for UK, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian and Israeli rights, Lora is going to have a very busy fair this year! 

Introducing Erica Esmoris!

Author news, New from our clients

We are pleased to announce that we now represent Erica Esmoris (born in A Coruña, Spain, 1977). Erica has worked in some of the most important TV and cinema studios in Spain, both as a scriptwriter and as part of the direction team.

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As a writer of children’s books, she has published The Girl with the Most Amazing Power (El poder de Amabel) (in Spanish, Galician, Basque and Catalan – Sushi Books, 2013),

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and

ULISES E AS CRONOAMIGAS

 

Ulysses and the Time Travellers (Ulises e as cronoamigas, in Spanish and Galician – Sushi Books 2015).

 

 

 

 

 

and her novel Nena and the Sea (Nena e o mar, in Galician, Xerais) won the XXX edition of the Merlin prize for children’s literature in June 2015.

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Here’s Erica with her Merlin!

Erica and her Merlin 2015

A nice PW review for FROSTED COWBOY!

New from our clients, News and reviews

FROSTED COWBOY by Charlene Ross, coming from Velvet Morning Press in February 2016, just got a nice review in Publishers Weekly:

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“…a sweet, funny tale of a woman’s gradual self-discovery…Laney is an appealing protagonist whose desire to succeed amid L.A.’s rich and famous is hampered by her own insecurities and search for true love. Readers will eagerly follow Laney’s humorous, yet touching, journey as she defines success and learns what’s really important in life.”

The full review: http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-0-692-53394-9

THE BREAKING WHEEL Sold to Putnam

New from our clients, YA fiction

Publishers Weekly Children’s Bookshelf reports:

Stacey Barney at Putnam won at auction Natalie Anderson‘s debut YA novel, The Breaking Wheel. The novel follows a Congolese refugee, Tina, who is nursing visions of revenge after seeing her mother murdered. Anderson has worked for NGOs and the United Nations toward refugee relief in Africa. Publication is planned for fall 2017; Faye Bender at the Book Group represented Anderson in the deal for North American rights.

Lora Fountain & Associates is representing THE BREAKING WHEEL in the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Holland, Brazil, Portugal and Israel.

A New Imprint from Scribe Australia & UK!

New from our clients

Scribe has a new children’s imprint, Scribble, with Miriam Rosenbloom as the commissioning editor.

The first title to be published is UNDERWATER FANCY DRESS PARADE by Davina Bell and Alexandra Colpoys.

UNDERWATER FANCY DRESS PARADE‘This gorgeous picture book doesn’t whack you over the head with its exploration of social anxiety, but considers a sensitive boy’s feelings with empathy and subtlety … The theme is beautifully explored and Allison Colpoys’ illustrations perfectly capture his vulnerability.’  

                       Alexa Dretzke, Readings

For more information click on: https://scribepublications.com.au/news-events/news/introducing-our-new-childrens-imprint-scribble/

New children’s imprint at Scribe Publications!

New from our clients

Scribe Publications have announced the launch of a new imprint dedicated to children’s books. In creating Scribble, they aim to build up a vibrant and varied list of illustrated books for children, ranging from re-imagined classics to the latest releases from around the world.Their first release will be in March 2016 with ‘I am Doodle Cat’, followed closely in June by two re-imagined classics from the 1960s, ‘My Donkey Benjamin’ and ‘My Pig Paulina’. ‘My Donkey Benjamin’ has been an enduring hit since its release in its home country Germany, and is now in its 42nd edition, while ‘My Pig Paulina’ is to be published in English for the first time, thanks to Scribble.

To find out more, check out the Scribe website!